David Chipperfield, Zaha Hadid and Kjetil Thorsen are kicking off a series of RIBA talks on architecture and relevant contemporary issues. The three will discuss their recent museum projects with Chipperfield speaking at the V&A on 19 May, Hadid on 26 May and Thorsen on 16 June. For more details contact Architecture and Museums on 020 7942 2211.
John McAslan & Partners has won over planners with a £60 million mixed-use scheme (above) on the site of a former gin distillery in London's Deptford. The scheme includes a 26-storey tower and the conversion of two Victorian distillery warehouses to create flats, offices, live-work units, a cafe and a bookshop. The project is due to start on site later this year.